I couldn't be more delighted to introduce today's guest blogger, Jen Standing. Jen is a wellness coach and a blogger at Standing Strong Wellness. In today's post, she brings a ton of insight to the table as she shares about her personal journey with anxiety...
The truth is that I have been struggling with a lot of ingratitude lately. Obviously my life has changed significantly over the past few months, and I seem to be having a hard time adjusting to being pregnant. This has naturally created a challenging inward struggle… of course it is such a gift and a … Continue reading Nostalgia, Gratitude, and an Open Apology…
I’ve been absent from Braver Than Before for what seems like an eternity to me. I feel like it’s time to explain where I’ve been and catch my fellow bloggers up on what’s been going on. So here. Have a look at this… I’m pregnant! I am currently 12 weeks along and figuring this whole … Continue reading The Secret’s Out…
“The sky is grey, but I’m not blue. The healing rain leaves a silver hue. And even when the thunder assaults the night I’m unscathed, and the world’s unchanged. And I can sense a peaceful warning; I know it’s gonna be a silver morning.” I remember writing the above words while sitting outside on the … Continue reading A Silver Lining
Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!
5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health
My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.
I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.
Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…
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Today I am honored to welcome a guest post by Sarah Poulsen, blogger at Dates and Deployments. In her post, Sarah shares the triumphant story of her journey to overcome her fear of learning how to drive. Way to go, Sarah! When most people first get their learners license, they are mostly excited and a … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Learning to Drive
There is nothing easy about going back to work after three weeks away! Even when you love your job and have a ton of things to do to keep you busy, those first few days back in the office are always a bit of a drag. In fact, getting back into the routine of life … Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Like It!
Well, I had good intentions when it came to updating my blog while in Africa, but it didn’t exactly work out the way I had hoped or expected. There are a few reasons for that, but at the end of the day, I guess a lot of it just came down to priorities. It’s simple … Continue reading Getting Back in the Groove
It’s Fearless Friday once again, and I am slightly embarrassed that I have only posted once since the last Fearless Friday entry! Things have been crazy and busy here in Rwanda, but we are enjoying our time and I look forward to updating you some more soon! In the meantime, I am happy to welcome … Continue reading Fearless Friday: The Big Change
We've been in Rwanda for 6 days now, and I have fallen seriously out of my blogging groove. Overall, I've been okay with that. I am enjoying just being here, getting to be a part of this wonderful little family, and being immersed into the culture. We've had lots of adventures this past week, and … Continue reading There and Back Again… and Again